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[software]WordHide
"WordHide.Exe is a word game. It will take a list of up to 20 words (each up to 20 characters in length) that you provide and hide them in an unpredictable square of random letters. You determine the list of words. You determine how large or small the square will be. If you want, the program will save a list of words for you so you can use them at any time to create a word-square puzzle. The program will save as many lists as you want to create...
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 9
[software]Crossword Creator - PC Help-Line
A PUZZLE EDITOR DESIGNED FOR CLASSROOM USE - Crossword Creator has been tailored to the unique needs of educators and instructional materials professionals especially your *need for speed* -- CWC can generate and print a puzzle from a list of words in seconds. Rqs. 384K; mouse optional.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 19
[software]Poker Solitaire - Gellman Software
     POKER SOLITAIRE is a solitaire version of five-card draw poker.  Theobject of the game is to place 25 cards in a 5 by 5 grid in order to makepoker hands horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.  Each hand is awardeda point value, and the total score is based on the sum of the value of all12 hands.  The goal is to make the highest possible score.  The game issimple but challenging!     POKER SOLITAIRE was selected by the Public (Software) Library as oneof the best new shareware ga...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 33
[software]Gamescape Lite - Drew Software
"GAMESCAPE is the fantastic program that allows you to design and distribute your own adventure games. GAMESCAPE is a powerful ""adventure engine"" that allows you to describe locations and rooms, objects, recognizable words, messages, and occurrences that happen within the game. You can also include sound, music, and any of the standard IBM special graphics characters (terrific for mapping). Registered users of GAMESCAPE GRAPHIC can create high-resolution color graphics to go with their games (...
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 24
[software]Multi-Game Demo (Gunship, F-15 Strike Eagle, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Silent Service) - MicroProse
"Climb into the cockpit of America’s most advanced helicopter: the AH-64 Apache GUNSHIP. Race low and deadly over the treetops at 200 m.p.h.. Then lock onto your target with Hellfire missiles and 30mm cannon as you deliver a powerful punch against the enemy! They’ll retaliate with massive armored force but it’s up to you and GUNSHIP to extinguish their threats and survive! GUNSHIP is another in the excellent line of real-life simulations from Mi...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Simulation games
Downloads: 47
[software]Maximus
Welcome to Maximus, a combination wargame, trading game and role playing game! I hope you find many interesting adventures ahead.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 30
[software]Video Poker Pro - R&W Microcomputing
"Video Poker Pro emulates the newer video poker machines in Las Vegas. It contains features such as DEAL(hitting Return or Enter key when betting), DISCARD(F1-F5), STAND/DRAW(F10) and CANCEL(F9). Should you wish to place the same bet(from 1 to 10) just press the Return or Enter key when bet is asked for. A standard 52 card deck is used, and is shuffled after each hand(as in the casino). The display in the upper right hand corner shows the pay-off table...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 13
[software]Tommy's Pinochle - Tommy's Toys
Play the card game loved by the Huxtables double deck rubbing of the head and all! 2-player you against the PC. Demo mode. Works with any IBM PC or clone any monitor no mouse or joystick needed. Programmed by aliens from outer space!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 15
[software]Bye Bye Boris
"You are Boris Smirnoff and your only goal in life is to take a one way vacation to America. Unfortunately, you have been invited to a party, the Government's Party. You'll need to buy, borrow & barter in order to get the necessary items and board your flight to the U.S.A. before the KGB discovers you. Somehow you must obtain the following: A U.S. passport, a new suitcase, a pair of designer jeans and a baseball cap (a disguise?!) as well as 300 rubles for an airline ticket to Miami, the land of...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 35
[software]ROTO
"ROTO is a sliding block puzzle - the objective is to order numbers as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 You can move numbers only entire row (or column) at a time. To do that hold Shift key and one of the arrow keys (Num keypad only). The row (column) indicated by the square window will rotate in the specified direction. You can also move the square window around using plain cursor keys. The 3x3 puzzle is fairly easy to solve, most people figured it out within 15 to 30 minutes, although I've seen some struggl...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 13
[software]Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? Demo - Broderbund Software
"Help! The notorious Carmen Sandiego is on the loose. She and her gang are swiping precious landmarks and treasures all over the map. They're filching everything from the Mona Lisa's smile to the Statue of Liberty's torch. Squads of ace detectives are already in hot pursuit: intrepid investigators like those pictured here. But Carmen's not easy to nab. She's a very furtive fugitive. So there's plenty of challenging excitement waiting for you...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Educational games
Downloads: 110
[software]Pente - Michael A. Leach
Windows board game of Pente
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 26
[software]Trivia Whiz - Micro F/X Software
Trivia Whiz is made up of five volumes, and each volume has one hundred different questions. The questions come from many different categories, such as History, Sports, Entertainment, and Music. You have fifteen seconds to answer each question and the longer it takes you the lower your score is for that question. You are only allowed to get a wrong answer three times, so you better get them right! This game was originally released as shareware, however, in 2005 it was made freeware.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 53
[software]ZS
This is a ZSoft (PC Paintbrush) [.pcx files] file viewer for EGA.
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 22
[software]Tommy's Wheel of Confusion - Tommy's Toys
Just like the TV game show with a twist! Solve cryptograms! For 2-6 players. Works with any IBM PC or clone any monitor no mouse or joystick needed. Programmed by aliens from outer space!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 16
[software]AD&D Ability Scores Generator
"Ability scores are generated according to Method V. in the 'Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Unearthed Arcana' book by Gary Gygax on page 74. These ability scores are for human player characters and should be subject to approval by your Dungeon Master."
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 39
[software]Gotcha
The object of the program is to see how many times you can open doors without getting caught by the Gotcha. The Gotcha is randomly hidden behind one of the doors each time you press a key. He may or may not be behind the same door two times in a row. You'll get one or the other. (grin)
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 26
[software]SOT Crib

Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 16
[software]The Strength of Nations
It's January 1, 2019 D.C. In the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, humanity rises again from the ashes. New Nations are born and struggle for domination. Who else but you has the ability to settle once and for all the destiny of the world? Scattered upon a surface of more than 6,000 million square miles (about twice the size the continental U.S.), people strive to build their economies, and you are the leader of one of these Nations.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 44
[software]Hangman Series
Hangman: Single, Childrens and party vers. Use your own or supplied word lists! Lists can now be loaded from inside the program. Educational and still fun!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 50
[software]Ega Gammon

Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 17
[software]Strategic Defense Initiative
"SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) is a very controversial and difficult subject to discuss. Especially since everyone, including myself, likes to believe that the Soviet Union is truly changing. However, the changes are taking place slowly, and there is still a lack of trust on both sides. Too many people still remember the cold war. So there is, unfortunately, still tension between the US and the USSR...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 40
[software]ZigSaw
"ZigSaw was developed on a Zenith Z-100 computer with UCI's Easy-PC board enhancement kit. ZigSaw's design has many possibilities for Educational development, Entertaining puzzle games, and Electronic circuit designing. ZigSaw is provided for demonstration to allow the user group members a hands on challenge of a computerized jigsaw puzzle. Enjoy your chance at solving the Pirate puzzle and all comments pro or con will be accepted...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 23
[software]Zappo
ZAPPO is really a first class Wheel of Fortune Game. The game rules are just like the TV program sans Vana White. The Intro screens pretty well describe everything.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 31
[software]War of the Mages
War of the Mages is a configurable multi-player adventure game. The basic objective is to gain control over half of the cities in the game, at which point you will be declared the winner. Your most powerful tool in your quest for control is the Mage. Mages are magic-using creatures from another plane of existence. As such, they are immortal. Each player group is controlled by a Mage, and all relevant information about the status of each Mage is displayed along with the information for that group...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Role playing games
Downloads: 31
[software]Oil Tycoon
"The object of this game is to make as much money as possible. Your uncle has entrusted you to take over his successful oil well in Texas. Your objective is to use your keen business skills in the importing and exporting of oil products. Your uncle has given you $1,000,000, a refinery, and one oil well to start your venture with. In addition to the items given to you by your uncle, he has requested that your only run the business for the next ten years (120 months)...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 155
[software]BlackJack - Innovative Data Systems
This implements a simple version of Blackjack. It is a two player version - you and the dealer. Special hands are not dealt with. The bet amount is doubled for natural hands.
Keywords: Windows games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 22
[software]Air Traffic Controller - MicroComputing Concepts
Air Traffic Control is a game based upon Chicago's Midway Airport. While based upon reality this does not profess to be a true simulation. The screen is divided into several specific areas. The large blue circle is a computer enhanced radar screen. The screen has a diameter of 120 miles. In the center is a runway alignment shaped like an x. This is not to scale and is used to position aircraft on approach...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Simulation games
Downloads: 298
[software]Sierra AGI Demo Pack 5 - Sierra On-Line
Includes demos for: Space Quest, Donald Duck's Playground, King's Quest III, and Leisure Suit Larry.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games
Downloads: 35
[software]The Las Vegas EGA Casino - Ted Gruber Software
The Las Vegas EGA Casino is a collection of three favorite Las Vegas casino games. Las Vegas Casino Blackjack is a simulation of the table game, as played on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas Video Poker is a recreation of the popular video poker machines played in casinos, bars, grocery stores, bowling alleys, convenience stores, airports, and other notorious Nevada hangouts. Las Vegas Dollar Slots (MicroBucks) is a colorful visual fantasy.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 27
[software]Blackjack! - Glencoe Computing
If you are looking for the finest way to learn Blackjack look no more... you have found it! BlackJack! is an accurate simulation of the game Blackjack (21) as played in American and foreign casinos. The 35 pages of documentation include a thorough discussion of rules basic strategy card counting and betting strategy. Splitting doubling-down insurance and surrender are all supported depending on house rules...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 66
[software]Frigate - Matt Kaufman
"Frigate is a strategic game which pits you and your ship against a Soviet fleet of vessels. The object of the game is to destroy as many of the Russian ships as possible while avoiding destruction. Points are awarded for destroying you enemy while avoiding their missiles. Your ship, a nuclear powered guided missile frigate, has many advantages over its Russian counterparts, but you are outnumbered by a large margin...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 58
[software]Omega
"Omega is a game written by Laurence Brothers in the late 1980s for Unix workstations. It derives principally from the tradition of earlier games such as Rogue and Hack, where the player explores a labyrinth of dungeons and monsters through the medium of an ASCII map display. Omega is interesting as it was one of the first such games to show the influence of more story and quest led games, particularly the Ultima series that were released commercially by Origin Systems for various micros during ...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Role playing games
Downloads: 49
[software]Maniac Mansion Demo - Lucasfilm Games
It has been twenty years since a mysterious purple meteor came hurtling out of the sky and made a large crater in the front lawn of a large Victorian mansion belonging to the Edison family. Dr. Fred, his wife Nurse Edna, and their son Weird Ed were reclusive people who left the house very rarely, but the meteor's arrival brought about a strange change in Dr. Fred. Now, a local cheerleader has vanished without a trace...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games
Downloads: 165
[software]Galaxy Conquest
Galaxy Conquest is a CGA strategy game. Two players play simultaneously on a game grid and fight out random or predefined scenarios with their space fleets. Many game play options available, and multiple scenarios.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 44
[software]The Instrument Flight Trainer - Flight Deck Software
An excellent instrument flight trainer program.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Simulation games
Downloads: 82
[software]Gamescape Graphic - Drew Software
"GAMESCAPE is the fantastic program that allows you to design and distribute your own adventure games. GAMESCAPE is a powerful ""adventure engine"" that allows you to describe locations and rooms, objects, recognizable words, messages, and occurrences that happen within the game. You can also include sound, music, and any of the standard IBM special graphics characters (terrific for mapping). Registered users of GAMESCAPE GRAPHIC can create high-resolution color graphics to go with their games (...
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 40
[software]HOLD'EM POKER
"Welcome to Hold'em Poker, one of the most popular poker games found in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hold'em is played in most of the major casinos as well as many card clubs in many states. With the popularity of Hold'em, more and more card clubs have been trying to legalize this form of poker in cities where card clubs are legalized. I hope they all succeed. This computer game not only will give you hours of entertainment and enjoyment, but it will also allow you to sharpen up your skills as a Hold'em P...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 21
[software]Lotto Buster - FreeBooter Software
Lotto Buster is one of the best tools on the market for unlocking the riches that await those who play the state lotteries. By using the systems that are on this disk, you can improve your chances of winning by 550%. Keep in mind, though, there is no sure way to win the lotto. The only thing you can do is improve your odds by using a system. Any lottery betting program relies on a certain amount of luck, and the more advanced programs, like the LOTTO BUSTER, attempt to unlock the biases that are...
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 247
[software]Mah Jongg -V-G-A-
"Mah Jongg -V-G-A- is a high-tech simulation of the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg. Some historians date Mah Jongg back to the time of Confucius -- over 25 centuries ago! It's believed that sailors and fishermen played Mah Jongg as a diversion from the monotony of their long voyages. The game was originally played with cards, but eventually bone and bamboo tiles were substituted since these were less likely to be blown off the deck...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 174
[software]Prisoner
Move the blocks so the prisoner can escape.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Puzzle games
Downloads: 49
[software]CHESS88 - Don Berg
A Chess program for the IBM Personal Computer.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 85
[software]Maze - A Deadly Game of Maze - John D. Stanley
This game of Maze provides beautiful 3-Dimensional and top-down views of labyrinths and your human or computer opponent.  Sonar beeps tell you how close you are to your opponent: you must figure out how to negotiate the maze to get close enough to your opponent to fire.  If you are in danger ofbeing destroyed then you can run away and recuperate.  Taunt your opponentwith his cowardice for running away, or entice him into your trap, or sendany message through the message box...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Action games
Downloads: 27
[software]Othello
This version of othello comes with it's Visual Basic 5.0 source code.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 23
[software]SoftWars
Kick the computer's butt! Either destroy all the movable pieces or get the general. It's real easy to play but you need a CGA or better.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Strategy games
Downloads: 141
[software]Sierra AGI Demo Pack 4 - Sierra On-Line
Includes demos for the following games: Gold Rush, Man Hunter: New York, Mixed-up Mother Goose, Police Quest, Space Quest II, and Leisure Suit Larry.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games
Downloads: 40
[software]Tome of Vast Knowledge
"This is a FREEWARE (defined later on in this document) version of the Tome of Vast Knowledge. ""What is the Tome of Vast Knowledge?"", I hear you ask. Back when I started this program (1988), I was a big fan of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (I still am for that matter). I had 7 of the hard cover rulebooks, 10-15 modules and about 60 Dragon magazines. As a DM I was having trouble trying to find information that I knew I had, but couldn't remember where I'd read it...
Keywords: DOS applications; Vintage computer applications
Downloads: 69
[software]MAG (DOS Game) - Michael Teixeira
MAG is a visual adventuring game where you (our hero) must delve deeply into an ancient, abandoned dungeon. There you must seek out the magical Sudbury Sapphire and then return safely back to the surface. The object of MAG is to keep yourself (you being the hero, of course) alive and to explore deeper and deeper levels of the dungeon until you come across the Sudbury Sapphire. The Sudbury Sapphire is currently in the possession of a race of dragons who deem themselves to be the rulers of the Und...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Role playing games
Downloads: 59
[software]Abrams Battle Tank Demo - Dynamix
Control the M-1 Abrams Battle Tank through 8 difficult missions against the Warsaw Pact forces. You control all four tank stations, and all aspects of the tank are simulated.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Simulation games
Downloads: 134
[software]Battle Chess Demo - Interplay
The most challenging game on earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field. Everyone who's ever had a knight take a pawn has seen that capture as more than one piece replacing another on the board. In players' minds, the bold knight, resplendent in his armor of silver or ebon, sallies forth and slays the foul footsoldier. Combat, mortal combat, is the heart and soul of chess, but this aspect of it can only live in the mind's eye until no...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Board games
Downloads: 228
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